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CARTON BALINATOR HOP-LESS DOPPELBOCK

Interesting (if not totally convincing) bock hybrid layers medium-roast Blue Moon coffee beans above coarsely dried-fruited peat malts, leaving sweet vanilla and dark chocolate tones in the lurch. Using green Bali coffee beans instead of dry hops, its subtle berry-cherry notions fade too quick while black licorice, cola nut and hazelnut illusions merely waver in an unbalanced mix that’ll satisfy coffee lovers only at the beginning.

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WASATCH THE DEVASTATOR DOUBLE BOCK

Despite destruction-bound Devastator tag, soft clean-watered crisping provides calm base for sweet malt-forward doppelbock. Brown-sugared maple molasses syruping spreads atop dried fig, sweet raisin, sugared vanilla and toffee fudging. Casual butternut, pecan, hazelnut and cola nut illusions dried out by earthen musk. Tertiary chocolate truffle, cream liqueur and pureed cherry notions need deeper resonance.

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TRIPLE DIGIT GRAVITATOR DOPPELBOCK

Venerable Cincy dopplebock shows off Queen City’s affluent German heritage. Expressive Munich-crystal malting allows banana-chipped toffee, molasses and vanilla creaming to prosper just as emphatically as its cinnamon-spiced raisin, prune, plum and dark cherry insistence. Rum-sugared burgundy sweetness and subsidiary nut-roasted coffee bittering fill out the mocha-spiced finish of enthralling medium-full body.